“The standard of this years’ applicants has been outstanding. We have seen incredible displays of commitment, dedication and passion across a multitude of sectors throughout the franchise industry” says bfa CEO, Pip Wilkins.
The shortlist for the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards 2021, taking place at the Vox, Birmingham, on November 30, has been revealed.
Hosted by the British Franchise Association and supported by long-term sponsors, HSBC, the renowned industry awards are designed to recognise the diamond standard in franchising, acknowledging brands that have gone above and beyond to build a franchise community based around strong ethics and business success.
In what has been an incredibly tough couple of years for so many, everyone shortlisted as a finalist has shown unwavering strength and tenacity to keep their businesses thriving, let alone surviving in an extraordinary climate.
This years’ finalists are as follows:
FRANCHISOR OF THE YEAR
- One Stop
- Right at Home
- Molly Maid
- Speedy Freight
- Minster Services Group
- Visiting Angels
LEADERSHIP & CULTURE
- Business Doctors
- Your Mortgage Plus
- Right at Home
- Anytime Fitness
- Water Babies
- Café 2 U
- The Creation Station
- Get Ahead VA
- Driver Hire – Jordan Tracey
- Onside Coaching – Lottie Jones
- Aspray – Jack Parkhouse
- Swim Time – Terri Collier
- Get Ahead VA – Fiona Ibbetson
- Shuttercraft – Simon Moody
- Your Mortgage Plus – Joy Dowell
- Rainbow – Andrew Moore
- Creams – Shalinder Mathu
- Petpals – David & Sallyann Gray
- Right at Home – Alistair Shanks
- Monkey Music – Flick & Richard Moorhouse
- Puddle Ducks – Victoria Rowley
- InXpress – Neil Campbell
- Coversure – John Palmer
HSBC BEST IN CLASS MULTI-UNIT LEADER
- Gabriel Moreno – CeX
- Angelina Mouralidarane – IceKing
- Diljit Brar – Costa Coffee
- Kashif Jaffar – Pizza Hut, Costa, GDK, Budgens, Regus
Pip Wilkins, CEO of the bfa, states: “The quality of entries is even stronger this year, highlighting the unity of the industry, showing that we really are stronger together.”
“For another year, the awards reflect the strength of franchising and I wish all those shortlisted the best of luck. Just to get to this stage is a huge achievement and something to be truly proud of.”
“We have been delighted to see many new faces entering and being shortlisted for this year’s awards; welcoming smaller, emerging franchise brands who emphasise on achieving a positive work-life balance, to huge multi-unit franchise empires. It has been a pleasure to see such an increase in diversity across the industry and encourage the next generation into franchising” concludes HSBC’s UK Head of Franchising, Andrew Brattesani.
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